MHLA Community Partner Connection Newsletter
As you may recall, we launched a one-time project last October to incentivize CPs to bring My Health LA participants back into their clinics for in-person care. The Provider Information Notice 21-01 (PIN) explains the details of the project. We recently calculated the final visit rates, taking into account the transition of the 50+ population.
Two dozen CPs received either full or partial incentive payments, based on the guidelines in the PIN. The incentive payments will be sent out in November separate from the MGF payments. We are sending out $1.35 million in incentive payments. Congratulations and thank you for all you did to bring your patients back into the clinics. We hope you will continue to reach out to those My Health LA participants who have not been seen for in-person care in recent months. Please contact your program advocate if you have further questions.
We have heard from several CPs about your patients 50 and older who are still not eligible for full-scope Medi-Cal and need to access specialty care. We have been working with the eConsult team and the DHS specialty care director and have come up with a solution and will be reopening the portal for low-income 50+ individuals who are ineligible for full-scope Medi-Cal. We will rely on clinics to only send those who are ineligible. Those who are in full-scope Medi-Cal will not be scheduled for appointments. We are committed to our role as the safety net for specialty care and are glad that we can continue serving this population.
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On August 1st, 2022, DHS implemented new logic in the eConsult system to prevent any MHLA participant aged 50 and older from being referred to DHS for specialty care.learn more
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The Department of Homeland Security recently announced that the federal government will no longer enforce the Public Charge Rule.learn more
In-Person Applications with Emergency Medi-Cal & Income Below 138% of FPIn-Person Applications with Emergency Medi-Cal & Income Below 138% of FP https://dhs.lacounty.gov/my-health-la/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2022/10/Application-Form-1024x683.jpg 1024 683 My Health LA //dhs.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/dhs-logo.svg
Effective October 1st, 2022, if an in-person applicant has Emergency/Restricted Medi-Cal and no income or reported income below 138% of FPL, only three types of documents are required.learn more
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Day of the Dead is one of the most locally celebrated holidays in Los Angeles and is centered on the joyful remembrance of the deceased and is typically observed on November 2.learn more
Registration Open for the 9th Annual LA County DHS Diabetes DayRegistration Open for the 9th Annual LA County DHS Diabetes Day https://dhs.lacounty.gov/my-health-la/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2022/10/Diabetes-Awareness-Ribbon-1024x683.jpg 1024 683 My Health LA //dhs.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/dhs-logo.svg
Registrations is now open for the 9th annual Los Angeles County Health Services Diabetes Day event. This event is presented by the DHS Endocrinology Specialty Care Workgroup and will run on December 5, 2022 from 8:00 AM – 4:25PM.learn more
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Flu season is coming. This will be the first winter where COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted in most areas of the country.learn more
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Bring joy to someone’s life this holiday season and become a sponsor for the Department of Public Social Services’ (DPSS) Adopt-A-Family Program. Each year, this long-standing tradition brings smiles to hundreds of families served by DPSS.learn more
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Beginning with the January 2023 edition of the CP Connection Newsletter, we will be shifting distribution of the monthly newsletter to the second week of each month, with a deadline of the 15th of each month.learn more